bonjour,,je suis louise mulonda bulambo,suis technicienne en développement rural,je travaille dans une association denomee synergie d'appui aux initiatives des femmes en sigle SAIFE.j'occupe le poste du chargée des programmes.,je travaille avec les femmes vulnérables,lesquelles j accompagne dans différentes activités pour contribuer a l’amélioration de condition de vie socio.économique des femmes du sud.kivu en particulier et ceux de la RDC en général.je les sensibilise et je les forme sur les mutuelles de solidarités,la lutte contre la propagation du vih/sida et discrimination et stigmatisation des personnes vivant avec vih et personnes affectées.je fais la detraumatisation de nos femmes beneficieres victimes des violences, je fais les suivi et évaluation de leurs activités sur les terrain.

English translation by PulseWire member aheraud

Raising Awareness Among Rural Women

Hello, I am Louise Mulonda Bulambo. I am a technician in rural development. I work for an association named Synergie d'Appui aux Initiatives des Femme, SAIFE. I am the Director of Programs. I work with women in vulnerable situations and help them in different aspects of their lives to better the socio-economic lives of women in Southern Kivu, especially those in the DRC Region. I raise awareness and educate about mutual solidarity*, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the stigmatization of the people living with HIV. I help women overcome trauma in cases of violence and perform follow-ups and evaluations of the practices carried out in the field.

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Louise,

C'est bien de faire ce que tu fais comme travail. J'ai hâte de continuer à te lire et voir comment cela avance. Courage! Bonne continuation!

Peux-tu clarifier ce que tu veux dire par "mutuelles de solidarités" pour que ma traduction de ton texte reste fidèle? Merci!

Amicalement, Abby

Raising Awareness Among Rural Women

Hello, I am Louise Mulonda Bulambo. I am a technician in rural development. I work for an association named Synergie d'Appui aux Initiatives des Femme, SAIFE. I am the Director of Programs. I work with women in vulnerable situations and help them in different aspects of their lives to better the socio-economic lives of women in Southern Kivu, especially those in the DRC Region. I raise awareness and educate about mutual solidarity*, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the stigmatization of the people living with HIV. I help women overcome trauma in cases of violence and perform follow-ups and evaluations of the practices carried out in the field.

*currently contacting author on the accuracy of the translation "mutuelles de solidarités"

Dear Louise, This is Katharina from Germany writing. I'm curious to read more about yourself and your important work. What kind of challenges you are facing? You seem to be extremely impressive woman and I'm looking forward to hearing more details. All the best, Katharina

The work you do Louise is just amazing. I believe is hard and I agree with Katharina, it will be great to hear more about it. How you try to overcome cultural stigmatization, what are the obstacles you find harder. It will be great if you can tell us some stories so that everyone can better understand the issues that you and the women in Souther Kivu face on a daily basis.

I look forward to hear more from you.

Keep up the good work!

Marvi

Louise,

I am glad to see someone with your expertise on PulseWire. It sounds like you are doing challenging and important work in the DRC. I would like to hear more from you about building community among the women you serve. What has been most effective so far? How do women work best together to address social and health problems?

Please keep writing about your work. Your perspective is important for this online community.